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Table 2 Practical strategies, methods and behaviour-change targets of the DAGIS intervention programme in accordance with the IM protocola

From: Development of the DAGIS intervention study: a preschool-based family-involving study promoting preschoolers’ energy balance-related behaviours and self-regulation skills

Intervention levelPractical strategiesBehaviour-change methodsChange target
PreschoolEarly educators’ trainingsInformation about social and environmental consequencesbAttitude
FramingbAttitude
Information on how to perform the behaviourbSkills, capability, self-efficacy
Verbal persuasion about capabilitybSkills, capability, self-efficacy
Mobilizing social networksaSocial influence
ManualsInformation on how to perform the behaviourbSkills, capability, self-efficacy
Meeting with preschool managersDiscussionaMotivation
Knowledge
Mentoring visitsDiscussiona
Social support (practical)b
Knowledge Motivation
Capability
Booster e-mails with pedagogical tipsInformation on how to perform the behaviourbMotivation
Skills, capability
Preschool & familyActivity afternoonActive learningaAttitude
Mobilizing social supportSocial influence
FamilyEducational letters & DAGIS e-mailsPersuasive communicationaAttitude
Prompting goal settingaSkills, capability
Information on how to perform the behaviourbSkills, capability
Restructuring the physical environmentbSkills, capability
Identification of self as role modelbAwareness
Normative information about other’s behaviourSocial influence/social norm
Personal feedback on children’s measured EBRBs and information about the measured average of study participants’ behavioursFeedbackaAwareness
Motivation
Normative information about other’s behaviourSocial influence/social norm
Map applicationSocial support3Social influence
Family and childBingo boardActive learningaSkills, capability
Direct experienceaAttitudes
ChildMindUp™ curriculumGuided practiceaSkills, capability
Improving physical and emotional statesaSkills, capability
Active learningaSkills, capability
Using imageryaKnowledge
Activities related to EBRBsActive learningaSkills, capability
StorybooksModelingaSkills, capability
 Using imageryaKnowledge
  1. aBartholomew et al. [25, 32]
  2. bMichie et al. [49]
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